Porters ‘Reserve’ ‘Cuvee Zoe’ Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Noirs 2012

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-Sep-2014
Bright straw-yellow with a faint blush, pale on rim. The bead is fine and moderately persistent. This has a gently voluminous bouquet with deep aromas of fresh yellow stonefruits and a suggestion of red fruits, along with delicate nuances of nuts, toast and yeast lees in the background. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features a firm, dense and concentrated core with grainy phenolic textures encasing a subtle amalgam of yellow stonefruits, yeast lees, hints of toast and savoury nutty elements. The mouthfeel is lively with brisk acidity and bold in mouthfeel, still unsettled and yet to integrate. Flavours of lees work, nuts and stonefruits unfold and blossom with interest on the racy, mouthwatering finish. Shy on nose, this is a dry, crisp, grainy-textured method traditionnelle with a firm core and complex nuances. It will come together and drink well over the next 4+ years. Serve with antipasto, poultry and pork. 85% Pinot Noir from 20 y.o. estate vines and 15% Martinborough Chardonnay fermented in tank and finished in seasoned French oak to 13.0% alc. and 4 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees until October 2013. The wine was triaged early 2014 and disgorged in July 2014. 17.0+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $60.00

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